History Teacher, St Donats, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, UK.

Closing date:

UWC Atlantic CollegeSt Donats, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, UK.

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: • Salary £24,328-£41,074 per annum depending on previous experience and qualifications
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

History Teacher

Required for August 2019

One of seventeen in the movement, UWC Atlantic College, founded in 1962, is the original United World College. Perched above the Bristol Channel approximately 20 miles west of Cardiff, our 360 students study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and take part in an outstanding co-curricular programme in support of the UWC mission.  Enjoying a spectacular location at St. Donat’s Castle, the 16 – 19 year olds are drawn from over 90 nationalities, with 60% of our students being non-native English speakers.

We are incredibly proud of our proven track record of outstanding results and commitment to experiential learning. 


We want to appoint a qualified and dynamic History Teacher who is internationally-minded with a demonstrable passion for and deep understanding of the UWC mission and values.  Deliberate diversity is at the heart of the UWC model of education and experience living and working abroad is considered an asset.  


You will: 

• Be suitably qualified and able to teach History (African and European History option) and hold a teaching qualification. It is desirable that you are able to teach another subject

• Inspire and lead students to ensure they are motivated and enjoy participating in lessons and are given appropriate opportunities to develop their potential in a positive, innovative and effective working environment

• Show sensitivity and insight into social / emotional / cultural matters of a diverse student population

• Be familiar with digital technologies for learning and teaching

• Have knowledge of relevant assessment procedures and methods

• Participate fully as a team member in the faculty and whole college

• Be able to communicate effectively with all members of the College community


Some main tasks / responsibilities, amongst others, are:

• Being an enthusiastic member of the College’s faculty, supporting students in academic, wellbeing, co-curricular and others matters

• Collaborating with class teachers and other employees to provide in-class support and guidance

• Acting as a Tutor and playing a full role in supporting the needs of 10 tutees outside of the classroom

• Participating in the co-curricular programme according to the needs of the College including a weekly commitment to service and physical or creative activity

• Ensuring all projected grades are submitted on time, internal moderation procedures are carried out effectively and accurate records of achievement are maintained 

• Teaching lessons in accordance with the College’s requirements

• Planning, preparing and delivering lessons that follow the department’s scheme of work

• Ensuring that lessons are suitably differentiated and appropriate to serve the needs of all members of the class

• Marking student work on a regular and timely basis in accordance with faculty and College assessment policies

• Maintaining accurate records for classes, including registering and results


The employment package will be commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and will include the following elements: 

• Salary £24,328-£41,074 per annum depending on previous experience and qualifications 

• Teachers’ Pension Scheme membership

• College holiday closures

• Full Time position 

Accommodation on campus may be available for successful candidates for which a charge is made for rent and utilities etc


Further information about this position, including details of how to apply, is available on our website www.atlanticcollege.org/careers  


Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 noon on 18 March, 2019

Interviews are scheduled for 25 March, 2019 and candidates should be able to attend the College in person for the process.  We would consider applications from exceptional candidates before the closing date and reserve the right to interview before the post closes.  

Please note that we email candidates with the status of their application – please check your junk email folder for notification of the outcome of the application.

UWC Atlantic College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity Number: 525761





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Phase: Further Education
Address: St Donat's Castle, St Donat's, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, CF61 1WF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1446 799000
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